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for the first time in four years and consumer confidence tanking as that payroll tax hike cuts into workers' paychecks. add it all up, is it time to strike calls for more tax hikes? down. i'm brenda buttner, this is "bulls & bears." we've got gary smith, tobin smith, jonas max ferris, and john layfield and susan fox. the white house and democratic leaders still pushing tax hikes. should they be? >> absolutely not, brenda. what i don't understand is how you can propose tax hikes without looking at what the scholars say, the studies say. look, if there was studies out there says raising taxes, great for the economy, i'd get behind it. but you know what, brenda? every single scholarly study for the past 15 years has said one thing: higher taxes, negatively impact growth. it's funny, forget all that, though. if you just look anecdotally, when the left wants to inhibit behavior, whether it's energy consumption or cigarette smoking or any one of the other things they have, what's the very first thing they do? they raise taxes! yet they say in this case, raising taxes is not going to affect econo
the income tax is 100 years old or it look at how much it has grown out. welcome, everyone, i and liz macdonald in for neil cavuto. as you're watching the super bowl, we are continuing to watch our tax rates skyrocket. income tax celebrating its 100 are they this saturday. it was 7% of first started. now, locale hiatus. it's about if we should raise the rates even more. dan mitchell on what rates america will be seen next 100 years. you know, here is the thing. basically we are seeing the income tax celebrating its 100 anniversary. back then, it was unconstitutional to have an income tax. what do you make of the direction the country is in with where they are right now? >> well, this is just an argument for euthanasia. i think 100 years is plenty long enough to have the income tax. what is really tragic is that we would not have the modern welfare state with all the economic damage it imposes if we had not given politician the ability to live levy a broad-based tax like the income tax. but as you point out, it is just going to get worse in the future because we have these out-
linda has a comment on the end of the payroll. this is not an increase in taxes. people and employers have had a 2% break-in social security taxes for the last two years. this at a time when social security fund could not afford it. a financial gift to the already employed at the expense of social security. technically right, but in your bed you hated it. i love hearing from you. send me an e-mail. gerri@foxbusiness.com. and you know what, two years in the making almost. the man behind the disasters solyndra alone is stepping down. energy secretary steven chu offering his resignation today. he was highly criticized for its handling of the $528 million loan to the solar panel maker, which later went bankrupt. despite the blunder he is leaving with obama's support and his pride intact. he said, came with streams and leaving with a set of accomplishments that we should all be proud of. not all of his dreams came true. back in 2008 he famously said we as a nation needed to boost gas prices to levels -- levels seen in europe. although he eventually walked back those comments,
. tonight on "the willis report" wall street loves california's huge tax increase, but is it already backfiring? also, it started as a few hundred pages. now it is 70,000. tonight, the federal income tax on its 100th birthday. and what does the death of investment club tell us about the overall health of the market? "the willis report" is on the case. ♪ gerri: all that and more coming up. first, the fix that will only create more problems. democrats, once again, pushing for more tax revenue and putting a tighter squeeze on all of us. to get the u.s. out of the financial black hole, but washington only needs to look across the country to california to see how this will play out. with more on this, michael reagan, founder of the rating group. welcome back to the show. great to have you here. i need to get you to comment on to harry reid. this weekend talking about more taxes. he says, the american people are on his side. here he is. >> the american people don't believe in this bustier things. we believe that the rich should contribute. we believe we should fill those tax loopholes, g
. answers. >> tax train keeps rolling along but spending cuts gets derailed, i'm david asman in for neil cavuto, now they have the republicans number. senate democrats push to delay automatic spending cuts, for another three months, and the same time they demand tax hikes to be in go kind of short-term deal. sounds like groundhog day, and john lay feel said that would drive the economy into the ground, mattie, andoirk connel oh, connel are joining us thank you. we know what the democrats want. they want more responding and higher taxes anyway they can get it. the question is what the republicans are going to do about it. so far they have been snuckerred by the guys, what do you think that the republicans will do? >> i think they should tell them, you got what you wanted. what are you going to do? we knew and said you will get about 40 billion attract dollars by raising taxes on upper income, rich, whatever you want to call them. we still have a deficit over $1 trillion, they said they would run on this like fdr, and andrew jackson, what times are bad, run against rich and bankers, if i w
even with massive tax hikes and assuming the spending cuts do kick in. congressman tom price pushing the president to balance the budget and says this new report is proof we can't do that by hiking taxes. what about that? we're still going to be deep into the red. >> good to be with you. the president has put forward for different budgets, none of which have ever come to balance. the house republicans have acted responsibly, our budget is yet to balance, so what we will do is put together a budget that balances in a ten-year time. all it does tomorrow it says to the president tell us when you'ryourbudget balances. it is important to do that because we have our principled solutions with the program. liz: used a dozen state when the budget would be balanced, is that it? >> we have had to end dollars deficit of the past four years in the past for budgets by this president have never come into balance ever in the 75 year time frame we talk about budgets. the american people need to know that. it is important the president gets mad because then we could talk about the positive solutions a
or people on main street; johnathon? >> has a spending problem. every dollar that it spends is taxed or borrowed and it is taxed from we the people. government spending is destructive to the economy. whether it is it discretioninary or not it needs to change now. >> it doesn't matter if it is. feven even if it is it a million bucks here and there. and eric it is worse than that. up said millions and millions, we are in the trillions. it is it an express of 3 trillion . a third of that is it being borrowed. we are spending way out of control and here is a bar chart. i don't know if you can see this right here. the dark part here is it what we are borrowing each year. that is a third of the amount much money . it is it outrageous and they can cut it in every place and they don't do it. >> you can stee the crazy thingings we are spending our money on. chinese swine study. 141,000. let's lookalt the next one. jordanian hooka habitings whampt is that? and reality tv show in india we spend 20 million and amtrak food beverages. 84 million. cram cramcongressman, we have a spending problem. n
. the president and senator reid old want more revenue beating one way or another, more taxes. and yes, the dow is turning away from backing off from 14,000. here we go, everyone. "varney & co." is about to begin. [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all onhinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ from td ameritrade. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. stuart: we are going to call this a news alert. senator harry reid calling for more tax increases. in an interview on abc yesterday, he said tax revenue must be part of any deal to be part of the little defense cuts. here is senator reid. >> the american people are on our side, and america p
on "the willis report." a new federal tax policy with the push to make marijuana legal and tax it. obama proposes to delay automatic spending cuts after he blows another budget deadline. and proved that leaders just want more power. not more power to the people. we are on the case. >> that and more coming up, but first the top story story, efforts building in washington to change change, rewrite, remake current marijuana laws including legalizing industrial production and have the federal pot tax. lawmakers quietly working on the bills one was introduced today one from oregon one from colorado calling for the end of federal pot prohibition. when next guest founder and executive director of the drug policy alliance, ethan? >> it is like the repeal of alcohol prohibition. the public says it does not work and is not effective and it cost tens of billions of tax dollars come lead diverts resources and funding organized crime in mexico it is better to have a regulatory policy with state governments controlled with federal government has a modicum of control. gerri: day you agree? >> a column
, this is the same president that said there was no tax increase, and told us about 17 different tax breaks for small business, if you had your faith in this guy before you voted and you you voted for him, and youon a small, or you work for a small, i have a bridge for sale in brooklyn, i live a long a away, come on, this is nothing. nothinbut promises. marko, what about the fact that government, you small be owners never rely on the government, you rely on your own hutzpah you got. we do, and politicians do not create job and small business owners and entrepreneurs like us. but that is also why i can't understand why you cancel our council on jobs because it is those people there are out there in trenches that are creating jobs across small towns and city across america, why would you stop that dialogue and not listen to them. tom. toma, what about obamacare? the question that has been at least last year. was, the uncertainty, the uncertainty, of what it would cost, do you feel any more uncertainty or had any more certainty now we have one month you were our belt? >> we don't feel more certain about
♪ >> do not be fooled by the headlines. the economy is in bad shape. tax and spend is a failure. good morning, everyone. the bean counters presented the report on the economy. and what did the media pick on? the deficit. this year it will be below a trillion dollars, that's what the pundits focused on and ignored the grim reality. in fact, our debt is headed toward the worst levels in post war america. worst, the economy will show a masly 1.4% growth. unemployment rise to 8%, stay at very high levels for years, and 7 million people will lose their health care coverage under obamacare. that came within hours of president obama's call for more tax increases on the rich and put off spending cuts. tax and spend, it lives on and so does our massive debt. reality check, "varney & company" is about to begin. [ shapiro ] at legalzoom, you can take care of virtually all your imptant legal matters in just minutes. protect youramily... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >> first up this wednesday morning, gas prices, yes, they are still on the rise. national a
these tax. the courts have validated that businesses have the responsibility to protect against these types of attacks. gerri: at my bank does not protect me and should be their fault. answer, who are these people doing this? >> obviously we have these other governments, the chinese government that we believe is going -- for example, the new york times, trying to find out who the sources that the reporters used to write about the dissidents in china. it wanted to get at them and learn. that is one. gerri: not on to the three best thing. >> the other side is the internet additives that are all over the place angry about civil liberties and angry. an internet activists who was under investigation by the u.s. government. he had other problems, credits suicide in january which anchored -- the fact committed suicide was sad, but anonymous was angry at the way the government went after them. gerri: and that is actually what is behind this attack. to you. anonymous, these fellows are angry, they don't like the way things are going. another trying to get a personal information. what do you make of
in their nation's roads and bridges not up to snuff. he will be paying the price in the form of the taxes. i will break it down coming up. ♪ officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online package including: domain name, website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! did you know not all fiber is the same? citrucel is different- it's the only fiber for regularity that won't cause excess gas. it's gentle and clinically proven to help restore and maintain regularity. look for citrucel today. ♪ >> from our fox business studios in new york, here again is gerri willis. ♪ gerri: just after the election a handful of states filed petitions to try to secede from the union. while the chances of that happening are slim to none, virginia, looking to break ties with the federal monetary system , the state house recently approving a study to determine whether the state should adopt its own currency because the fears of the dollar. the bill would spend $20,000 on a steady calling fo
? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. liz: the president is meeting with labor and business leaders today to discuss his immigration plan. our next guest born in bombay, came to the u.s. graduating from mit and harvard where he then stayed, grew the company in silicon valley now worth billions of dollars. david: and employees thousands. joining us now, chairman and ceo. so good to have you here, thank you for coming in. as wonderful as your story is, there are hundreds of other stories, perhaps thousands like it in the united states were people dream of coming here, learning that a place like mit or stanford and go on to set up a business that employs thousands of u.s. citizens. tell us about your story and if it is emblematic of what happens to others. >> yes, that is true. i showed up
everybody's wallet just as taxes go up on every paycheck. plus, the economy is shrinking, unemployment is rising and the president calls forever higher taxes. a gas spike could not come at a worse time. $2900 per family. this is what happens when bernanke pushes down the value of the dollar. off goes oil and off goes gas. this is the inflation that everyone sees and everyone feels. varney & company about to begin. did yoknow not all fiber is the same? citrucel is different- it's the only fiber for regularityhat won't cause excess gas. it's gentle and clinically proven to help restore and maintain regularity. look for citrucel today. stuart: breaking news from dell, as expected. the company is going private. the stock is up 30% this year. it is a done deal. i have a whole raft of tax stories for you. first item, the feds propose to legalize marijuana and establish new pot tax. that would bring in an estimated $20 billion a year. passage of the law a longshot at best. today congressman eric cantor will give a speech on just how expensive it is to raise a family and how higher taxes will
gerri willis. tonight on "the willis report." a new federal tax policy. the latest push in congress to make marijuana legal and tax it. president obama proposes a short-term fix to delay automatic spending cuts one day after he blows another budget deadline. and the shocking proof union leaders just want more power, not power to the people. "the willis report" is on the case. all that and more coming up later, but first, the top story tonight, building in washington can change, totally remake current marijuana laws. including legalizing industrial production as well as establishing a federal pot tax. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle worked away on these bills, one of which introduced just today by two democratic congressman. both of them calling for an end to federal pot prohibition. will it work? joining us now, drug policy visor and founder and executive director of the drug policy alliance. starting with you. melissa: it is a lot like the appeal of alcohol probation. if it doesn't work, it is not effective and they say it is costing tens of billions of dollars every year, div
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>> we'll talk about it later. we had seven states that had no state income tax, but there are other states that are working in that direction. bobby jindal is trying to put louisiana there. the now republican governor of north carolina trying to bring down rates or perhaps eliminate them altogether. >> because they can attract business because you've got people in texas, louisiana and other states knows you can attract business and even chris christie in new jersey, he's trying to steal business out of illinois. same thing, he can give them better deals, better tax rates and a better quality of life for the residents there. more people have jobs in that state, the more revenue they pay to the state the better off the state is, they get it. >> if you want to work. if you want to sue people, you go to chicago and california. cheryl, thanks very much. coming up next, one of our voices from chicago weighs in on that city's cops, suing for overtime pay for blackberry use and a little later, bruce willis whose latest action movie is about to hit the theater coming out against gun control.
. >> thank you so much. >> coming up, did you think that democrats would stop asking for more taxes? s revenue push reving up again. >> up next, he was member of white house top jobs council. robert wolf is here. officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online pacge including: domain name, website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! we replaced people with a machine.r, what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. charles: millions out of work and more asking where the jobs. roberts wolf served on the job's co
stop asking for more taxes? s revenue push reving up again. >> up next, he was member of white house top jobs council. robert wolf is here. charles: millions out of work and more asking where the jobs. roberts wolf served on the job's council, he is here right now, thank you for joining us, bob. >> thank you. charles: the jobs council. what happened? listen, you know this cynical side, you know you about the fact of the matter is, it felt like 5 official big meetings, not a lot came out of it, no meeting in the last year, was this just a mirage? >> i disagree, thank you for having me oit was a two yore a year charter, let's talk about what was done, first year was a lot of work together to figgre out ideas ts to the u.s. more of whn , we came up with better ideas with better building, and small, usa initiative. travel and tourism initiative. the second year was about execution, which we're executing, the proof is working there are wins from this. charles: but, okay okay, now. realistically as a businessman, a lot of things you tick off seems they came from obama wish book. was this c
. a lot more to come including every look at a -- elected ridiculous tax bill. is the world's second-biggest company paying their share? and a ridiculous debate over a waitress showing a recede saying a tape was not paid by pastor. mandatory tips. stay with us. ♪ john is 42. mortgage. married. two great kids. he wants to protect his family with a $500,000 term life insurance policy. what do you think it'll cost him? a hundred dollars a month? sixty? forty? actually none of the above. john can get a $500,000 policy -from a highly rated insurer - for under $25 a month. his secret? selectquote. selectquote is impartial. they'll search the pick of insurers like these to give you a choice of your best prices. selectquote has great savings on term life for women, too. john's wife carrie, can get a $500,000 policy for under $16 a month. selectquote has helped make term life insurance affordable for hundreds of thousands of people since 1985. how about you? just call this number or visit selectquote dot com. ♪ gerri: all right. tonight we're breaking down one of the most talked-about job
wants more "revenue." >> and looking to expand it. >> republicans would have been blamed for any tax increase on the middle class. >> the end result being he takes more money off of wealthy people. >> it slows us down gradually. >> many can say texas don't matter. of course they will in the long run. stuart: here we come. what a perfect moment to throw it to dagen and connell. connell: good morning, everyone. dagen: america is a good bet. here to tell you why. connell: one of our guests in this hour could be the next energy secretary. dagen: more on the power outage and the record-breaking at cbs sports for that incredible game. connell: and cyber attacks, the white house considering action against china. dagen: i had the ravens, did you? by a field goal, 27-24. connell: nobody knows football like dagen mcdowell. clearly. dagen: stocks now has to do every 15 minutes, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: a good bet going. if yo you're betting on the mar, 14,000 mark a little disappointed today, we are pulling back, dow jones industrials down 116 points right now.
$84. they talked about payroll tax increases. it is in a more competitive environment. the easy way for walmart is over. a little bit of a pullback is expected. back to you. melissa: thank you so much. a big month in january. we get to the bottom line with elizabeth macdonald. why is this? >> you have been talking about that great rotation. we have not seen a start like this in 15 years. in the month of january alone. it surpasses what happened all of last year combined for all four quarters. the bears have left the building. the s&p forward earnings that we are looking at are still cheap versus the october 27 peak. the s&p 500 was trading at 13. if it hits 14, then you are talking s&p 1600. if it hits 16, you are talking s&p 1700. are we setting up a classic bear trap? that stock has gotten ahead of the economic recovery. we are seeing the togo war on whether or not we will have a downdraft by end of year. melissa: who is winning? >> though bulls are winning for now. if there is a pullback there, you could be in a downdraft air up. melissa: thank you so much. lori: this has been th
the american public wants the package delivered on saturday, but they also do not want to take on tax burdens to bail us out. in terms of delivering mail more than 5 days a week, we take no tax money now, and we don't want to take it. charles: by the same token, this will save perhaps $2 billion a year, but post offers lost $ 1 billion last year this is something akin to the pro verbal drop in the bucket. at some point unions they have to come to the table and make some sacrifices? >> the unions have played sacrifices, -- have made sacrifices, to give you an idea in last 4 years we reduced a head count by 193,000 people with the same work lloyd, key thing to remember about finance with we lost 15.9 billion last year, 11.1 was due to our inability to make a prefunding requirement for retiree health benefits, operating cost was closer to 2.5 billion, moving to things in our health care give us the ability to close the gap, we have a 5 year plan if we make that happen, we get profitable, and can payoff our debt. charles: i don't' to be disrespectful it sounds something like a pipe dream, these a
as a baseline scenario. remember, all the times the bush tax rates were expected to expire. this is probably the best look. the most honest look we have gone from cbo in years now. i want to show you one more thing on deficit reduction. this is the three scenarios. if you increase deficits by $2 trillion, long-term, by 2023, you start to slow down if you had no deficit reduction. look at how much growth increases here. you take a short-term hit for next year, in the long term, you are adding almost two percentage points to gdp. back to you. lori: that was just about as helpful of a visual as you can get when it comes to understanding this math. melissa: that really breaks it down. what is the cost of reducing the deficit. if only we would have done that before. a great report. thank you. lori: troubling, at best. let's continue on. reversing yesterday's pullback and continuing to rally through the start of this year. will this continue? >> i am pretty optimistic going forward. i do think you will hit about 1675 on the s&p as the year end target. the housing recovery will continue. i think ov
to be exact, rejecting or ignoring many proposals, including a plan to lower tax rates in order to broaden the overall tax base. the council's last official meeting one and one year ago. unemployment has dropped from more than 9 percent of the council's inception to the current rate of 78%, but more than 23 million americans remain of work or are stuck in part-time jobs , wanted full-time work for. meantime, we learned initial jobless claims rose to 360,000 last week, an unexpected jump of over 38,000 from the prior week's four year low. the obama economy seems stuck in neutral. recoveries fragile. yesterday the drop in gdp. tomorrow's january unemployment report expected to remain. critics said the president has not remained lazar focused on creating jobs, and the dissolution of the jobs council is just the latest example of that. fox news senior white house correspondent with our report. >> more than one year after his last meeting with the group, president obama is now eviewing the charter for is jobs council. the unemployment rate is falling a little more than a percentage point as the
in lithuania is looking for new ways to find tax cheats, google maps. that's right, lithuanian authorities will use google street views to identify tax cheats with the real value of holdings liz: liz: don't give them ideas. i covered the taxes for a better part after decade and irs and this could be considered an invasion of privacy and whether the street view is correct and looking at the right property. there have been mistakes. charles: i remember when they started with the cameras on the vans and everybody says it's used for this purposen never for that purpose and people think there's a lot of paranoia. i think it's legitimate. it's realistic that one day that can happen here liz: liz: i'd like to see the street view of you and your property guarding or mowing the lawn. charles: the reality check, the real estate agent is ready to fight me point for point as i pour cold water on what stuart calls the bright spot in the economy. that's new at 10. ? at fidelity, we do it by merging two tools into one. combining your customized charts with leading-edge analysis tools from recognia so you
policy as soon as we get our fiscal policy in order. taxes are nearly at their highs. we will have a trillion dollar deficit. dagen: don't you think that the democrats will continue to fall back on raising taxes even more than they already have? it is nothing compared to the $7 trillion in additional debt. >> this is not a solution to our problems. i think they have used this to great political advantage. that is indisputable. that is not a solution as to where the budget has to go. what will the senate democrats put in their budget? what will it look like? they will not be able to raise taxes and solve the problem. the taxes will not work. they do not want to reform entitlements. dagen: there is a growing chorus among many people in this country that our debt is not that much of a problem because we have had these low, low, almost record low interest rates at this point. ultimately, if the fed decides we are worried about inflation and begins to withdraw some of this money out of the system, will that be the day of reckoning? >> that will be a very bad day if it happens. you are h
for more tax increases. hollywood a-list or bruce willis: not those who would take away our guns offering a stern message for the president. and the nations biggest red state going after the biggest blue state all about drumming up business. we will show you how to score this battle in snakes "chalk talk." with an administration that avoids consequences of their public policy decisions. this time president obama asking congress to bail him out of the so-called defense sequester, nearly $500 billion cut in funding to our defense department that will cost thousands of jobs and undoubtedly weaken our national security. here is jay carney offering a bag and consuming answer as he tries to shift the responsibility for action from the president to congress. >> the president was clear he believes if we don't have the time or the are not inclined in the short term to accept the offer that he put forward that would resolve the sequester and then some with deficit reduction that we should at the very least take action for temporary buydown just as we did at the end of the year of the sequester to p
, after paying $24 billion in taxes in 13 weeks. where are those shares operating? nicole: let's take a look, shares are up slightly, up 1/2%, oil around, earnings have been on the rise, earnings rose 5.9%. chemical and refining earnings provided a boost and where they did see production fall to three year lows. is a big tax payout. charles: those devious deal oil--oil companies courting the money. thanks a lot. it was january to remember for markets. it has been huge but not so much for apple shares. stock down 14% this year. and flat over the past 12 months. it has been tumbling and you see is that $2.34 hovering around at 450 area. a different story. for the blackberry that is a 9% in january all bound down 24% over the past 12 months. at stock has been extraordinarily volatile up $0.43, $13.40. we will keep an eye on them for you. the jobs report we want to bring in austan goolsbee, professor at university of chicago school of business and former white house economic adviser in chicago. thanks for joining us. your initial assessment of the jobs report number? >> rider around expec
not have to pay the amt. it also changed the estate tax bumping down the rate of little bit lower than what it had been over the exception of little bit higher. the numbers we just show you, the real numbers will be much worse. we will find out at 1:00 o'clock. back to you. dagen: are we going to be in a statement from the white house at 1:15 p.m.? rich: he will talk about the sequester. he will push for congress to pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reform to avoid the economically harmful consequences. he wants tax increases and spending cuts. the tax issue is closed, says the republicans. dagen: thank you for that update. for more on the outlook and what the president will say this afternoon, we go to michael perrone. michael, good to see you. start with this cbo report. will it influence policy and what happens in washington and even the smallest way? >> the cbo is required to give a fictitious look forward at the budget numbers. it will be higher than projected unless other action is taken. the medicare doc fix, for example, will not go away. they have been voting in every
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